More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition in the US to have a deported Mexican father reunited with his three children who are currently in foster care.

Felipe Montes was deported in 2010 after being arrested several times for driving without a license.

He is now trying to convince child welfare officials in North Carolina not to put up his boys for adoption.

Adam Raney reports from the Tamaulipas state in northern Mexico.

Source: Al Jazeera